(Oct. 31) The American Association of Port Authorities, Alexandria, Va., installed Bernard Groseclose, Jr., as the chairman of the board of directors for its 2006 fiscal year Oct. 27 during its annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.

Groseclose has been with the South Carolina State Ports Authority, Charleston, for 20 years and has been president and chief executive officer since 1997. He has served on the port authority association’s board for nine years and also is a member of the executive committee and third vice president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors.

He serves on the Committee of Ports and Channels for the Washington, D.C.-based National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board and on the advisory council for the Intermodal Transportation Program at the College of Charleston and the Center for International Business at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Previously, he served as chairman of the South Carolina World Trade Center, Charleston, and as president of the South Atlantic & Caribbean Ports Association.